Former UConn president John DiBiaggio passes away at 87

Connecticut
uconn_216392

(WTNH) — The University of Connecticut is mourning the loss of a former university president.

The university reports John DiBiaggio, who served as the tenth president of UConn from 1979-85, passed away on February 1, 2020. He was 87.

DiBiaggio laid the groundwork for the University’s growth and expansion, according to UConn.

He served as the Vice President for Health Affairs and Executive Director of the UConn Health Center three years before becoming the University’s president.

After leaving Connecticut, DiBiaggio served as the president of Michigan State (1985-92) and Tufts (1992-2001).

DiBiaggio’s peers described him as a leader in higher education, and advocate for serving the community, and a champion for excellence.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Tolland

5 arrested in Vernon in connection to shooting, drug trafficking; one shooter still at large

News /

Local songwriter has a message - 'Mask it Up'

News /

UConn now quarantining residents of Eddy Hall as COVID-19 precaution

News /

Lack of rain, heatwave in CT leads to northern counties facing drought

News /

Changes to UConn campus to keep students, staff safe amid pandemic

News /

Toddler falls from cliff on 'Rails to Trails' in Vernon, seriously injured

News /
More Tolland

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss